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Government lifts travel ban for people from six countries

The government announced the lifting of the travel ban for people from six countries but they need health certificates issued by their individual country to confirm they are free of coronavirus. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/725131/government-lifts-travel-ban-for-people-from-six-countries/

Smart gives $1m from virus fund

Smart Axiata announced yesterday that it has begun disbursing funds from its $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Open Institute, Friends International and Southeastern Globe Communications, according to a company statement. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725375/smart-gives-1m-from-virus-fund/

Museums to be reopened next month

In an announcement, Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said the decision was made during a meeting of the National Committee for Combating COVID-19 on May 12 and with greenlight from Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/725090/museums-to-be-reopened-next-month/

Private education sector reports 50 percent paycut

The president of the Federation of Education Services in Cambodia (FESC) has said that the government needs to expand the scope of its COVID-19 response package to include the private education sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725372/private-education-sector-reports-50-percent-paycut/

Two Thai provinces to open border for Cambodians seeking emergency medical help

While Cambodia and Thailand are continuing a lockdown of their common border to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, low-level negotiations between both sides at the Oddar Meanchay international checkpoints have yielded a compromise – The Thais will allow residents in the province needing medical ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724587/two-thai-provinces-to-open-border-for-cambodians-seeking-emergency-medical-help/

Cambodia expects Chinese tourists to drive its tourism growth after COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia is hoping that Chinese tourists will drive its tourism growth when the world is cleared of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724550/cambodia-expects-chinese-tourists-to-drive-its-tourism-growth-after-covid-19-outbreak/

Cambodia’s last virus victim discharged

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called for the public’s continued prudence and vigilance to prevent a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in the Kingdom. The call comes after the last of all 122 COVID-19 patients diagnosed in the Kingdom has recovered from the deadly ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723982/cambodias-last-virus-victim-discharged/

PM agrees to extend school closures

Prime Minister Hun Sen this morning said he has agreed to extend the school closure following a request by the Ministry of Education. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723714/pm-agrees-to-extend-school-closures/

Cambodian government gives approval for garment factories to produce masks and PPE’s

The government has approved a request by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) for garment factories to produce all kinds of face masks, medical equipment and protective clothing for both domestic consumption and export. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723913/cambodian-government-gives-approval-for-garment-factories-to-produce-masks-and-ppes/

IDEA asks the government to help informal workers

Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) has asked the government to help support street vendors and tuk-tuk drivers as they feel the pinch amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723284/idea-asks-the-government-to-help-informal-workers/

Cambodia reports no new COVID-19 cases for 30 days straight, only one still hospitalised

For the 30th consecutive day, Cambodia has unearthed zero new COVID-19 positive cases while one of the two remaining in hospital was treated and discharged Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722327/cambodia-reports-no-new-covid-19-cases-for-30-days-straight-only-one-still-hospitalised/

IMF: Gov’t needs to address long-lasting employment

Economic data released this week by the International Monetary Foundation (IMF) shows that the long-lasting effects of five previous pandemics and their economic shocks have much worse effects on the employment prospects for workers with low levels of educational attainment.​​ ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722552/imf-govt-needs-to-address-long-lasting-employment/

Energy conservation and cost-cutting measures

As the majority of the population opts to stay home during the pandemic, the domestic demand for energy has been running high. Data from the Mines and Energy Ministry stated as of last year, around 2.68 million households, or approximately 75 percent of the country’s ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722001/energy-conservation-and-cost-cutting-measures/

Weddings, other ceremonies must be delayed: Ministry

The Health Ministry yesterday reminded the public to keep postponing wedding celebrations and any other ceremonies although there have been no new coronavirus case in the Kingdom. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722008/weddings-other-ceremonies-must-be-delayed-ministry/

Free vegetable seeds for farmers affected by COVID-19

Banteay Meanchey provincial officials and the Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Wednesday that they will distribute free vegetable seeds to farmers and garment workers. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720984/free-vegetable-seeds-for-farmers-affected-by-covid-19/

Clean Water Plays a Crucial Role in the fight against COVID-19

Ongoing crisis is reminder of a significant portion of the world population currently lacking adequate access to basic hand-washing facilities.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720987/clean-water-plays-a-crucial-role-in-the-fight-against-covid-19/

Factory furloughs nearly 2,000 workers amid coronavirus

Nearly 2,000 garment workers are now in limbo after their employer You Li International Garment Co Ltd in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city announced a suspension of operations as clothing orders dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720608/factory-furloughs-nearly-2000-workers-amid-coronavirus/

Thai company donates COVID-19 aid to the Kingdom

Thai Fermentation Industry Co Ltd which produces Rachachuros Genuine MSG, donated $155,000 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a bid to support the Cambodia government to combat the COVID-19. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720140/thai-company-donates-covid-19-aid-to-the-kingdom/

COVID-19: no new cases in Cambodia for over 2 weeks

Cambodia has found no new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for 24 days in a row, according to the Ministry of Health’s press release issued this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720458/covid-19-no-new-cases-in-cambodia-for-over-2-weeks/

No plan to reopen entertainment venues now, health minister says

The Ministry of Health is still not clear about a plan to reopen some business, particularly KTVs, which were closed because of Covid-19. Even though the situation appears to be under control, the ministry is asking citizens to be patient a little longer. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-plan-reopen-entertainment-venues-now-health-minister-says

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